The Office of the Budget recently announced several changes to its Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) application process, including a redesigned website, application process, and acceptance of all project materials through the Electronic Single Application system.
RACP grants provide funding for acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historic improvement projects. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. Projects that can normally obtain funding from PENNDOT, PENNVEST, DCED, or other state agencies are generally restricted from participating in RACP.
Of note, the streamlined application process is replacing the 22-tab Application & Business Plan (A&BP) with a 10-section fillable Project Management Proposal (PMP) post-award application process. The PMP will focus on the basic project details, such as the proposed scope of work, budget forms, project schedule, and program compliance acknowledgement, to get your RACP project through the grant agreement drafting stage.